Friday, March 31, 2006

A Christian Perspective of Kadima Win

Politics in Israel may affect politics and life in America and for Americans. Mohammedan anti-Semitism is volatile and at any moment be part of a flare of a Middle Eastern conflageration of violence and war.

With that in mind I am posting the perspective of some Messianic Christians on Kadima's political win in the Israeli elections.
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"Israel, Politics, and the Moon"
By Reuven and Mary Lou Doron
March 30, 2006


“My covenant I will not violate, nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful. Selah.” (Psalm 89:34-37)


As the results of the Israeli Parliamentary elections were being finalized, a near total solar eclipse enveloped the land in darkness on mid-day Wednesday. Even as the new political landscape was being defined, analyzed, and confirmed on earth, the sky went dark, the sun was slowly blocked out, temperatures dropped, and animals howled, barked, and crowed across the land. Was it a fluke?

A solar eclipse occurs only at New Moon when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun. Viewed from inside the moon's shadow on Earth, the moon appears to be just the right size to completely block the brilliant sphere of the Sun. The Moon's shadow then sweeps across a portion of Earth's surface, but the ground covered by totality (the zone of full darkness) is a band of only about 30 miles wide with a length being that portion of the globe which is under the moon's shadow.

This week, the shadow began in South America, crossed the Atlantic, Western Africa, the Mediterranean, and ended in Siberia. Total eclipses are rare because they require the tilted orbits of the sun, moon, and earth to line up in great precision so that the moon obscures the sun completely.

The Scriptures tell us that God created the “lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs…” (Genesis 1:14) Their unique purpose, the Bible says, is for “the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night...” (Genesis 1:16) From Genesis to Revelation, the moon is frequently associated therefore with the powers of the night (darkness), and serves as an apocalyptic witness signaling God’s sovereignty and the nearing of the end of the age.

In light of the Scriptures and the urgent prophetic nature of the hour, such a striking and well-timed lunar display over Israel on the day in which her political leadership is being reshaped should not be taken lightly. What might the Spirit be saying to those who have ears to hear and hearts to pray with understanding?

The newly formed centrist Kadima party changed Israel's political landscape winning the largest bloc of parliamentary (28 out of 120) seats, while the once-powerful Likud party was relegated to fourth place with only 11 seats. Kadima’s campaign promises and objectives are to define Israel's borders with or without Palestinian agreement at the expense of vast land giveaways.

We have been asked in recent hours, is that good for Israel? Could Kadima’s head, Ehud Ulmert, be able to form and lead a government able to navigate the troubled waters ahead at a time when Hamas assumes control over the Palestinian Authority; kassam rockets fired from Gaza continue to daily strike southern Israeli communities; and Iran’s martyr recruitment website is boasting 53,900 Iranian wannabe martyrs on behalf of Islam’s fight against Israel and the West? Does any leader in Israel have the answer to the flood of demonic rage as “…The garment of violence (Hamas) covers them?” (Psalm 73:6) We seriously doubt it, and they all need our prayers equally.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the preferred candidate of many Evangelicals and believing Israelis, will have to wait for the next political round which, in Israeli politics, may not take long. In the meantime, he will have to offer his contribution to whatever coalition government will be formed from a weakened, less influential position. We don’t believe that his time is over by any means, and trust that the Lord is keeping him for a unique season when his strength, convictions, and military background will be most needed.The only victor in these recent elections is the Lord. The main parties received a very limited mandate and endorsement from the tired and disillusioned Israeli public, while fringe parties actually gained strength. This alone will make the task of forming a ruling coalition (with a minimum of 61 parliamentary seats) very difficult, and might even lead to early elections.

The bottom line is that there is no man who can save Israel from the troubles ahead. Heartrending but unavoidable hurdles are looming in the not too distant future, and barring a divine intervention or an antichrist false deliverance, there is no easy way out. Israel was gathered back to the land in unbelief, and the heart of the nation, rather than its territory, is the Lord’s primary concern. The territorial and security issues will be addressed and resolved as the people of Israel re-enter God’s parental embrace through repentance and faith, and the Scripture will then be fulfilled which promises that, “When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:7)

Be at peace, watch, and pray.

Reuven and Mary Lou Doron
One New Man Call
P.O. Box 164
Hayfield, MN 55940
USAEmail: OneNewManMail@aol.com

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Disengagement, Convergence or Introvergence

I came across a now outdated speculation on the Israeli elections that occurred on March 29. It predicted accurately a Kadima victory as the outcome of the elections. The portion that caught my attention is the reason that Kadima ultimately prevailed with the Israeli electorate. That reason is due to Kadima's policy that most MSM outlets have called "Disengagement." I found out that Olmert has a Hebrew word for the policy that does not quite translate to "disengagement." That word is "hitnatkut." This word I have found it is better translated as "Convergence." The author of the electoral analysis speculates a better transliteration is "Introvergence." Below is a brief description of "Introvergence":

Introverts anonymous


Mr. Olmert now calls it not hitnatkut, “disengagement”, but hitkansut, or going-into-oneself, often rendered as “convergence”. A better word, if it existed in English, would be “introvergence”. It is a fitting description. Israel plans to tuck itself in behind the barrier it began building four years ago in the West Bank, withdraw from the land on the other side, pull the settlers living there back over, and hunker down.

As well it might. The plan, though still vague, involves keeping three large settlement blocks that jut out into the West Bank, hindering Palestinian movement. The current gap between Maale Adumim, the largest settlement, and Jerusalem will be filled in with houses, slicing the Palestinian area into two. Almost all of Jerusalem, which is a core Palestinian as well as Israeli city, will be inaccessible to Palestinians. Israel will keep control of the border with Jordan and possibly also the sparsely populated Jordan Valley, as a security buffer. Otniel Shneller, a Kadima candidate who used to head the Yesha Council, the association of settlement mayors, says Israel could also keep its settlements in and near Hebron, arranging shared access to the tombs that are sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

A Palestinian state under such constraints would not prosper. So long as Israel controls its borders, it would not even count as sovereign. It would be much like Gaza since the disengagement. Citing intelligence reports of planned terrorist attacks, Israel has kept Gaza's main border-crossing for goods closed more often than open since the start of the year, causing serious food shortages and leaving Gazan fruit and vegetable exports worth millions of dollars to rot. Such friction between security and economics would keep the West Bank poor and angry, encouraging attacks across the border.

But if the polls are to be believed, Israelis see no other choice. Kadima will get ... (Economist.com)


The Israeli's have a perception of a rock and a hard place and many view this is the best option of a lot of bad options. Will Convergence/Introvergence save the day? Many sense that it will increase the violence. Many take the stand the violence is inevitable and Convergence will better contain the violence.

Palestinian Arabs will view it as interference in the future sovereignty of their undeserved national state. Thus the future clash will be inevitable.

Evangelical Christians and Orthodox Jews view the Convergence plan as a relinquishing of God's Promised Land to Unbelievers. Christians and Jews agree on this but for different reasons. Christians put their beliefs in the prophetic return of Jesus Christ. To be honest I am not sure of the Orthodox Jewish view, I am just certain it does not relate to Christ. I am a Christian and have not investigated the Jewish reason. If I was to speculate the Jewish position probably centers on a Davidic Messiah and the Promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Maybe someone can help me on the Orthodox Jewish reasons for not giving up their land to Mohammedans.

The ultimate result will be conflict as long as Mohammedans insist on the destruction of Israel. I pray that American continues to back Israel's existence. I place no hope in the conscience of anti-Semitic Europeans. The EU is very supportive of the PA and thus Hamas and also ergo to Islamofascist terrorism. The EU is cutting its own throat in that misguided support.

So, let us wait for the convergence of conflict and violence.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Can the Pursuit of Liberty Encompass Both a Homosexual and Christian Agenda?



John R. Houk
© March 29, 2006

The Christian Right has been more vocal in the last quarter century about political rights and liberty. The result of entering a more vocal stage has resulted in the emergence an angry leftist liberal anti-Christian Right.

Is it because the Christian Right espouses Christian Rights as opposed to those who suppress Christianity? That is what many homosexuals intend in any political agenda. I am both a homophobe (proud of it) and a person that believes in individual Rights. How does one find a balance when each group believes the other is entirely degenerate? Both Christians (Evangelical and Fundamentalist anyway) and homosexuals do consider the other deviant. The first based on Biblical interpretation the later based on secular humanistic relativity. So how does one measure liberty among such mutual aversion?

You cannot find an equitable measure as the two ways of living are significantly mutually exclusive. The answer lies in electoral community standards. I must stress the answer does not lie in a legislative judiciary, rather within the community. In most of America that excludes homosexuals. There are pockets that would accept homosexuality as a community in America. The answer is about community and liberty. General liberty to all, measured liberty in the community. General liberty is the right to believe and speak universally, communal liberty is specific to location.

The idea will probably be unacceptable to both groups. It is such polarization on a national scale that is pulling America apart. Both sides consider themselves patriots and the other side contemptuously evil. Both sides clamor for the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that is stamped on America’s Declaration of Independence. Yet both sides have become so entrenched in their ideology that compromise is unacceptable.

I am for pockets of liberty based on community, however another danger arises. There is the potential of an ugly desegregation to develop if managed incorrectly on a social/political scale. Regardless of there huge loud voice, homosexuals are a decidedly minority group. It would be too tempting for the Christian group to view homosexuals as demons that might result in an economic suppression. In the land of Liberty that is injustice. Therefore the pocket solution should entitle Constitutional protections for the minority, whether it is homosexuals, atheists, non-Christian religions or whatever.

If the concept of Liberty is not revamped in this nation polarization might be the beginning of the demise of the Republic as we know it. It could happen it happened to the Roman Republic. Lack of compromise will result in the opposite polls battling for hegemony much as in Rome. Someone will win without compromise. I pray it is the Christian Right.

Iran Believes They Have Already Won!

Evidently Ledeen has recognized that the use of collateral force is the only thing that will bring Iran to the negotiating table. Being good Mohammedan Islamofascist, the Iranian mullahs have absolutely no regard for Western negotiation or peace. Their mind's conclusion has told them Mohammedanism Shi'ite style has the upper hand. In that geopolitical belief Iranian anti-American operations have been occurring with impunity. This is a major error strategically on the part of the Bush Administration in relation to one of the axis of evil - the rogue Iran.

Concerning Iran, America needs to line up who is their ally and who is their foe. The foe is obvious. Number one is Russia and number two is China. Russia is a foe out of regional rivalry with America and China because oil is a huge factor in their National Interests.

Identifying the allies may be a bit more difficult. Britain is the only bed rock ally. France may be beginning to understand the threat of Iran. Germany is a mixed bag. Their people would nix an alliance but I suspect the current government might favor an alliance. A multilateral alliance with two of any of the three I just mentioned would bring in the followers. The entity that needs to be excluded is the United Nations. The U.N. is obviously under the manipulation of Mohammedans followed by Security Council vetoes of Russia and China.

With that line up, America has to get after Iran before they acquire any serious WMD that would be used to extort the West's "Cut and Run" liberals.

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Iran Is at War with Us

By Michael A. Ledeen

American Enterprise Institute
Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
National Review Online Publication
Date: March 28, 2006

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is dying of cancer. But he is convinced that his legacy will be glorious. He believes that thousands of his Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers effectively control southern Iraq, and that the rest of the country is at his mercy, since we present no challenge to them--even along the Iraq/Iran border, where they operate with impunity. They calmly plan their next major assault without having to worry about American retribution. The mullahs have thousands of intelligence officers all over Iraq, as well as a hard core of Hezbollah terrorists--including the infamous Imadh Mughniyah, arguably the region’s most dangerous killer--and they control the major actors, from Zarqawi to Sadr to the Badr Brigades.

Khamenei and his top cronies believe they have effectively won. They think the U.S. is politically paralyzed, thanks to the relentless attacks of President Bush’s opponents and the five-year long internal debate about Iran policy, and thus there is no chance of an armed attack, even one limited to nuclear sites. They think Israel is similarly paralyzed by Sharon’s sudden departure and the triumph of their surrogate force, Hamas, in the Palestinian elections. They despise the Europeans, and hardly even bother to pretend to negotiate with them any more. They believe they have a strong strategic alliance with the Russians and they think they have the Chinese over a barrel, since the Chinese are so heavily dependent on Iranian oil. Recent statements from Beijing and Moscow regarding the chance of U.N. sanctions will have reinforced the Supreme Leader’s convictions.

Hapless in the Beltway

Above all, Khamenei believes he has broken the American will, for which he sees two pieces of evidence. The first is that there seems to be very little American resolve to do anything about punishing Iran for the enormous traffic of weapons, poisons, and terrorists into Iraq from Iran. Khamenei must inclined to believe that the Bush administration has no stomach for confrontation.

We have done nothing to make the mullahs’ lives more difficult, even though there is abundant evidence for Iranian involvement in Iraq, most including their relentless efforts to kill American soldiers. The evidence consists of first-hand information, not intelligence reports. Scores of Iranian intelligence officers have been arrested, and some have confessed. Documentary evidence of intimate Iranian involvement with Iraqi terrorists has been found all over Iraq, notably in Fallujah and Hilla. But the "intelligence" folks at the Pentagon, led by the hapless Secretary Stephen Cambone, seem to have no curiosity, as if they were afraid of following the facts to their logical conclusion: Iran is at war with us.

In early March, to take one recent example, several vehicles crossed from Iranian Kurdistan into Iraqi Kurdistan. The Iraqis stopped them. There was a firefight. The leader of the intruding group was captured and is now in prison, held by one of the Kurdish factions. The Kurds say that the vehicles contained poison gas, which they have in their possession. They say they informed the Turks, who said they did not want to know anything about it (the Turks don’t want anything to do with the Kurds, period, and they shrink from confrontation with the mullahs).

The Kurds holding this man say that he confessed to working for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Apparently they have his confession. They say they are willing to make him available to U.S. military personnel. But the Pentagon, which has all this information, has not pursued the matter. This is just one of many cases in which the Iranians believe they see the Americans running away from confrontation.

The second encouraging sign for Khamenei is the barely concealed delight in Washington, including Secretary Rice’s recent statement at a press conference, that we will soon be negotiating with Iran about Iraq. This mission has been entrusted to Ambassador Khalilzad, who previously worked with the Iranians when he represented us in Kabul. It is a bad decision, and it is very hard to explain. The best one can say is that Khalilzad speaks Farsi, so he will know what they are saying, and it is probably better to have public dealings than the secret contacts this administration has been conducting all along. But those small bright spots do not compensate for the terrible costs the very announcement of negotiations produces for us, for the Iranian people, and for the region as a whole.

Talk Does Not Thwart

Iran has been at war with us for 27 years, and we have discussed every imaginable subject with them. We have gained nothing, because there is nothing to be gained by talking with an enemy who thinks he is winning. From Khamenei’s standpoint, the only thing to be negotiated is the terms of the American surrender, and he is certainly not the only Middle Eastern leader to take this view; most of the leaders in the region dread the power of the mullahs--now on the doorstep of nuclear military weapons--and they see the same picture as Khamenei: America does nothing to thwart Iran, and is now publicly willing to talk. In like manner, many Iranians will conclude that Bush is going to make a deal with Khamenei instead of giving them the support they want and need to challenge the regime.

If this administration were true to its announced principles, we would be actively supporting democratic revolution in Iran, but we do not seem to be serious about doing that. Yes, Secretary Rice went to Congress to ask for an extra $75 million to "support democracy" in Iran, but the small print shows that the first $50 million will go to the toothless tigers at the Voice of America and other official American broadcasters, which is to say to State Department employees. The Foreign Service does not often drive revolutionary movements; its business is negotiating with foreign governments, not subverting them. There were whispers that we were supporting trade unions in Iran, which would be very good news, but such efforts should be handled by private-sector organizations, not by the American government per se.

Yet this seems a particularly good moment to rally to the side of the Iranian people, who are known to loathe the regime of Ayatollah Khamenei, and who are showing their will to resist in very dramatic fashion. About ten days ago, seventy-eight regime officials were killed or captured in Baluchistan when a convoy (including the chief of the region’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and the regional governor) was attacked. Some of the captives have been shown on al-Jazeera, pleading for cooperation from the regime, and supporting their captors’ demands that five Baluchi prisoners be freed. The regime has responded by accusing the United States and Britain of masterminding the operation, which is the second such strike in the past six months. In addition to calling for the release of Baluchi prisoners, the insurgents are calling for the toleration of Baluchi Sunnis, the appointment of locals (instead of Persian Shiites) to govern the region, and the use of local radio and television.

Caring about Carnage

The situation in Kurdistan is likewise extremely tense. The city of Mahabad is now surrounded by the regime’s military and paramilitary forces, following the eruption of anti-regime demonstrations on the occasion of Persian New Year’s celebrations on March 20. It is impossible to get precise figures--Western journalists don’t seem to be able to cover such events--but dozens of Kurds were arrested and many more were beaten up in the streets.

Worst of all is the ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing directed against the Ahwaz Arabs in Khuzestan, where up to three divisions of the army, the Revolutionary Guards, and the infamous thugs of the Basij have been deployed, following the sabotage of a major oil pipeline by anti-regime dissidents. Radio Farda, our official Farsi-language station, quoted a local journalist, Mr. Mojtaba Gehestani, who says that 28,000 Ahwazi Arabs have been jailed in the past ten months, hundreds have been summarily executed, and many corpses have been fished out of the Karoon River, with telltale marks of torture.

Nonetheless, the regime’s interior minister recently announced that there is no "ethnic problem or issue" in Iran today. But he has quite clearly failed to convince President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that all is well. The president cancelled trips to the region four times in the past few months.

He and his cronies have a lot to worry about, because the Iranian people, in the face of a vicious wave of repression that recalls the worst moments of this dreadful regime, are showing themselves prepared to stand against it, and to move to remove it. Lacking a full picture, we should base our judgment at least in part on the behavior of the mullahs, and their dispatch of so many armed forces to three different regions suggests they are profoundly worried. This is not a good time to throw the mullahs a diplomatic lifeline. We should instead show them and their democratic enemies that the tide of history is running against them.

It’s time to take action against Iran and its half-brother Syria, for the carnage they have unleashed against us and the Iraqis. We know in detail the location of terrorist training camps run by the Iranian and Syrian terror masters; we should strike at them, and at the bases run by Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards as staging points for terrorist sorties into Iraq. No doubt the Iraqi armed forces would be delighted to participate, instead of constantly playing defense in their own half of the battlefield. And there are potent democratic forces among the Syrian people as well, as worthy of our support as the Iranians.

Once the mullahs and their terrorist allies see that we have understood the nature of this war, that we are determined to promote regime change in Tehran and Damascus, and will not give them a pass on their murderous activities in Iraq, then it might make sense to talk to Khamenei’s representatives. We could even expand the agenda from Iraqi matters to the real issue: we could negotiate their departure, and then turn to the organization of national referenda on the form of free governments, and elections to empower the former victims of a murderous and fanatical tyranny that has deluded itself into believing that it is invincible.

Michael A. Ledeen is the Freedom Scholar at AEI.

© 2005 American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Disengagement delusion

One can understand the allure that "disengagement" might bring security if not peace to Israel. It is obvious the "Zion" in the Zionist State has been worn down by a half a century of Terror by Islamofascist. Frank Gaffney does not believe "disengagement" will work. However, Frank does not offer any viable options either. Frank thinks "disengagement" from the PA would result in the same thing disengagement in Iraq for America would accomplish: a bolder enemy.

I think Frank is correct and incorrect. I think disengagement will embolden Islamofascists to riskier and more reckless insanity. I think he is incorrect in that Islamofascists already sense an accomplishment. Islamofascist need to be transformed in their religion or confronted in massive ways that have them retreating into holes in cave and mountains. They are evil people!
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The first delusion is that the Israeli electorate is voting -- as it has done time and time again over the past 14 years -- for someone who promises them security in the face of an increasingly virulent threat from the Palestinian community. Currently, the Palestinians are led by Hamas, a terrorist organization explicitly committed to the destruction of the Jewish State. A succession of previous prime ministers have run on such a platform, then proceeded to indulge in various diplomatic maneuvers that have put Israel at still greater risk.

The second delusion is that what amounts to cutting-and-running -- in this case, it is running behind a security fence, yet remaining within easy range of artillery and rocket fire -- will make matters better. In fact, Mr. Olmert's plan for turning over much of the high ground of the West Bank, its vital aquifers and strategic depth in the immediate wake of Hamas' electoral victory can only embolden those and other Islamofascist enemies of freedom. It will compound the danger they pose, not only to Israel but to all of us.

This is not idle speculation. The results of Mr. Sharon's earlier disengagement from Gaza are already evident: The ascendancy of the most unabashedly hostile of Israel's foes; the creation of new Taliban-style safe-havens for terrorists (including al Qaeda); and a metastasizing threat as Russia, the European Union and the United Nations seek to legitimate Hamas, even as Kadima proposes to reward it with further territorial concessions. (Read the entire essay at Slantright.com)

Israeli Conservative Election Peek

Apparently the politics of Israel has left the everyday voter disillusioned about any government agenda. There are so many choices with mixed bags the electorate has a difficult time choosing a Party that will provide a stable certainty to Israeli adversaries. Both liberals and conservatives are fractured appealing to specialized interests of certain aspects of the electorate. Author Reuven Koret gives a good view of the dilemma of choices he has had to make over the years leaving him feeling fruitless about an Israel established under specific Zionist principles for the survival of Jews in a hostile world.
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Nyet, Nyet, Yvette?
By Reuven Koret
March 27, 2006
IsraelInsider

Dear readers, forgive me for I know not what I have done. Or not done. It has been months since my last confession.

My relative silence perhaps can be traced to the trauma of 10,000 Jewish citizens brutally expelled from their homes, fulfilling the betrayal of the electorate that voted in Ariel Sharon in 2003 against Mitzna, who advocated unilateral withdrawal. All of those who voted for Sharon, or who celebrated his victory, were made to look like fools. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, well....

I wasn't fooled, because I didn't vote for Sharon. I endorsed Sharansky's immigrant party, and then Sharansky up and joined Sharon. Shame on me.

I have not been completely silent. In November I called for the need to reinvestigate the Rabin assassination, since the evidence had become overwhelming that Yigal Amir did not act alone and was just a pawn in a far-reaching conspiracy, a coup that brought Peres, blissfully briefly, to power. After Sharon had his second stroke, we were among the first to report that he was brain-dead, despite all the efforts to conceal that fact. We took some heat after his doctors and inner circle fed false rumors that he would return to the ranch and babble with his grandchildren, but it soon became clear that we were right.

There was one article I didn't write. I was going to call it: Kadima killed its King. It now is clear that the brain-death of Sharon was the result, at the very least, of criminally negligent advisors and close colleagues. "Keep the Prime Minister in public circulation." "Don't show weakness." "Don't admit that his arteries are hardened and weak." "Don't concede that senility and dementia are lapping at his brain cells." "Pretend all is well, at least until an orderly succession to the 'Acting PM' can be secured." And yet, here too, those who killed him, by intent or by recklessness, will get away with it. But at this point, should I even care?

So here we are, less than two days before this somnambulant election. The nation walks like sleepwalkers to a cliff, and most seem quite content -- with iPods and earbuds implanted -- to plunge merrily to their demise by surrendering and abandoning high ground, an ever-increasing Arab birthrate, and a steadily deteriorating Jewish belief in the justice of our cause, our right to exist in our homeland. The willingness to accept the insult of daily rocket attacks is just one more sign that we as a nation are losing our will to survive and fight for our rights.

I have another confession. Last election, though I endorsed Sharansky, since I admired and respected him as a man, in the end I voted Benyamin Elon's National Union party. When I was in the voting booth and those little blue papers were spread around me, I decided that I was going to vote for a man and a party with whom I most resonated ideologically. I was an early protester in the Zo Artzenu anti-Oslo protest movement. I blocked roads with Beni Elon. I locked arms with him. I stood for what he stood for.

Beni Elon had created a kind of manifesto on what he believed. I don't think he has changed very much in his views, and the Arabs now seem to be validating his perspective. Beni Elon says that there cannot be two sovereignties west of the Jordan. He argues that the capital of a Palestinian state is destined to be in Amman. As Hamas and fundamental Islam takes over the "Palestinian Authority" and brings the idea of a two-state solution into disrepute, it is becoming clear that there is no living with such a state and such a people, at least not at close quarters. There is a mere 10 miles or so from the Palestinian cities of Tulkarm and Kalkilya and the Mediterranean Sea, with Israel's low-lying coastal plain lying beneath. That situation cannot persist indefinitely.

Just as withdrawal from Gaza invited rockets of constantly increasing reach to be fired into Israel, so too rockets and other forms of anti-civilian terror will be aimed at Israel's heartland. Last week, one alert cop managed to foil an infiltration of a bomber who might have killed scores. We should not need to live this way. And that means further distancing Arabs from where they can strike and harm us. Beni Elon stands for that.

But I am not sure I can vote for Beni Elon, even if he is one of the few people in the Knesset I can respect, for his morality, eloquence and the courage of his convictions.

I am not sure I can forgive him for not fighting enough for Gush Katif and Samaria. He and his colleagues, in the end, went like sheep. They did not march to the Gush, as they promised. They did not sufficiently struggle for the homes. They lost heart and they did not lead. They played fair and they played by the rules. And look where it got them.

Beni Elon is a unifier, a mensch. He wants a strong and unified right. For that, even as he discovered he was suffering from cancer, he exhaustively sought, and eventually signed, a deal with the National Religious Party, which was even more cowardly and ineffectual when it came to defending the citizens to be expelled. And in making the deal with the NRP, Elon sacrificed a key plank of his party's platform, which calls for the transfer -- a euphemism for expulsion -- of Arabs (with compensation, leave "voluntarily", etc.) from west of the Jordan River to its east, to join the majority-Palestinian nation there.

So how could Beni Elon accept expulsion of Israeli Jews and give up the idea that expulsion of Palestinian Arabs, bent on destroying the Jewish State, is a moral and necessary act?

Now it has become clear that there is no negotiating partner on the other side. The Palestinian Authority under Arafat, and then Abbas, faked removing the clause of the PLO Charter calling for Israel's destruction. Hamas does not even bother faking it.

Still, the Labor party, and the Yahad-Meretz party to its left, say they will enter into immediate negotiations with the Palestinian government. And the Olmert government says it will either negotiate a peace deal or, if that doesn't work out, it will order retreat from more than 90% of Judea and Samaria, expelling tens of thousands more Jews from their homes, handing over control to the Hamas-led Palestinians. Even though Olmert says the IDF will keep operating in the areas from which Israel retreats, everyone knows this is either a lie or a band-aid.

Israel is on the brink of abandoning forever its Biblical heartland -- communities like Shilo, Beit El, Ofra, Elon Moreh -- the hills where the patriarchs walked and the highlands which command our population centers. That is not only stupid but unforgivable. It is a sin of Biblical proportions, which will not go unpunished.

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, leader of the Likud, says that he would not make unilateral withdrawals until the Palestinians take specified security steps. I voted for him in 1996. His dedication to the principle of reciprocity was admirable, and it produced results. But Bibi in Wye collapsed under American pressure, and went along with hardly a whimper as a key member of the Sharon Cabinet. Bibi may be able to talk the talk and walk the walk, but when push comes to shove, he too has proven himself a wimp.

So where does that leave us? Well, there is one (relatively) new star in the firmament: Avigdor (Yvette) Lieberman. An immigrant hailing from Moldova, a former bouncer and wrestler, and more recently the leader of the Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Homeland) party, he recruited the services of long-time Bibi political adviser Arthur Finkelstein. The result has been a slick, smart campaign targeting his core base with a simple message. "Olmert. Nyet. Netanyahu. Nyet. Lieberman. Da!"

Beyond sound bites, Lieberman advocates attaching the "Arab triangle" near Israel's coastal plain to a future Palestinian state and annexing areas of Judea and Samaria, denying disloyal Arab citizens of Israel a vote in future elections. The issue of "Palestinian Arab citizens of the State of Israel" is an oxymoron that has long distorted the political character of Israeli democracy. I don't identify with Lieberman's personality, but he does project strength, and intelligence, and political power. I believe he is committed to what he believes is right to keep Israel Jewish and strong. Yet, like Olmert, he is another wheeler and dealer.

My faith in the "Jewish Democratic State" has been broken by the betrayal of the electorate engineered by Sharon and his successor, ready to run the country into the ground and leave it for Hamas. I am not against creating borders for our borderless nation. But those borders should be forged in strength and power, not in fear and flight.

Who will draw the borders of my homeland? Shall I give Beni another chance? Can I entrust my vote to a man named Yvette? Will my vote matter a whit?

A final confession: I cannot escape the feeling that things will get worse before they get better. The Kadima bubble will be burst by reality, releasing only hot air.

So my "writer's block" has yet to lead me to a voting bloc. I am not alone. A day before the election, I identify with the fastest-growing sector of the electorate, maybe even a majority: disenchanted, floating voters.

Can someone or something restore my faith in the future of Israel? I love living here. I hate its politics. I resent the politicians for stripping Zionism of its content.

Perhaps by tomorrow this disillusioned floater will drift to earth.

At least they give us a day off to think about it.

Views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of israelinsider.
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Monday, March 27, 2006

Muslim Duplicity Continues Toward Non-muslims

Mohammedanism has a long history of dishonor in its dealings with those perceived to be non-Mohammedan. The principle of lying was established by the pseudo-prophet Mohammed.


Mohammed, the 7th century founder of Islam, once signed a 10-year peace treaty with the enemy Arabian tribe of Koreish. However, after only two years into the treaty, Mohammed's military position improved whereupon he tore up this "Hudibiyya" (also spelled Khudaibiya) Agreement" and slaughtered the Koreishites. The Middle East today is littered with inter-Arab peace treaties, alliances and friendship accords, not one of which has ever prevented a war! This Law of Hudibiyya dates back to Muhammad and states clearly that "Muslims are permitted to LIE [click link] and break agreements with non-Muslims." According to this precept, Arabs view an enemy’s readiness for peace as a weakness to be exploited. Violation of any signed accord they sign with infidels (or even fellow Muslims!) is "business as usual" as soon as it becomes advantageous to do so. (The Hudibiyya Agreement)

Hamas has continued this Mohammedan tradition: They say one thing to English language journalists and say the opposite to Arabic language journalists. Yet another example of The Religion of Peace displaying its obvious dishonor.
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Hamas Makes Statements to Western Press, Denies Them in Arabic
By Ezra HaLevi, Arutz Sheva
March 24, 2006


The Hamas terror group, now in charge of Palestinian Authority, are resorting to a familiar Arab technique: Moderate comments in English Western media; extreme comments in Arabic.

PA Prime Minister designate Ismail Haniyah, of the Hamas terror group and political party, told CBS on March 16th that he hoped to some day sign a peace agreement with Israel. In his CBS interview, Haniyah said that he was "seeking a peace settlement and stability in this region"; "looking forward to peace and tranquility in this region"; and "seeking American administration to create this missing peace."

PA Prime Minister designate Ismail Haniyah, of the Hamas terror group and political party, told CBS on March 16th that he hoped to some day sign a peace agreement with Israel. In his CBS interview, Haniyah said that he was "seeking a peace settlement and stability in this region"; "looking forward to peace and tranquility in this region"; and "seeking American administration to create this missing peace."According to a subsequent article in Al Hayat Al Jadida – translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), [Hamas] Member of Parliament Mushir Al-Masri denied the moderate statements attributed to the Haniyah.

Al Masri said that these statements, released on CBS, are unfounded [lit: naked of all truth]. He claims that these matters are part of a crazy campaign which aims at embarrassing and confusing the Palestinian arena and undermining the trust of the masses in Hamas movement.

He states, "the Palestinian media grasps that this campaign should not be related to… and it understands that America endeavors to undermine the [Hamas] movement in the eyes of the Palestinian people…

As to the PM's statements, which have been distorted, Al-Masri said: "the American channel [CBS] broadcast that Sheikh Ismail Haniyah had said in an interview that he hoped that a treaty with Israel would be signed in the White House. I believe that the basis for the controversy over the [Hamas] political plan are the [peace] agreements, which in our opinion bring no benefit…”

PMW Director Itamar Marcus said that Hamas’ behavior is not surprising. “It should be noted that the reason for this strong rejection of the willingness for peace with Israel is that it violates the most basic tenet of Hamas' belief, that Islam demands the destruction of Israel,” he said. “

Article 13 of the Hamas charter states: ". . . Renouncing any part of Palestine [i.e. accepting Israel] means renouncing part of the religion." Hamas would have to scrap and recreate the basis of its religious ideology to accept Israel.

It should be noted that while former PLO Yassir Arafat would regularly make overtures toward compromise in English, while expressing the opposite in Arabic, Hamas has refused to do so on the same scale. This has not stopped Western journalists from trying to detect and broadcast moderation in the Hamas leadership's stance following its landslide election victory.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

CHRIST LIGHT SHINES IN AFGHANISTAN

It was looking bad early on for Abdul Rahman, a convert from Mohammedanism to Christianity. The information I have read recently indicates their may be deliverance from a severed head from Rahman's shoulders. However the volatility that is the so-called Religion of Peace can sway the pendulum back in forth with indecision. The only assurance is the end will come. The huge question is: Will it be a good end or a typical Mohammedan evil end?

J. Grant Swank, Jr weighs in with a little of both from his Truth In Conviction Blog.

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CHRIST LIGHT SHINES IN AFGHANISTAN
J. Grant Swank, Jr.

The Holy Spirit has perfect timing. The devil meant it for our harm, God turned it for our good, so the Bible says.

The devil means to cut off the Christian’s head in Afghanistan. Christ intends to use the whole confrontation as a light shine for the gospel.

It is quite interesting to note the timing and content of this crisis. One Christian pitted against the Muslim lie. It takes place as Muslim murderers global destroy Iraq by continually attacking one another. Therefore, $21 billion has been pulled back from US funds for good heart programming in Iraq. No need to build schools and have them bombed in a couple of weeks after construction.

The timing: US government is coming to realize that it is an endless blood river wherever Muslims are. Therefore, multinational troops will never leave Iraq since the blood river flows on and on. But this can’t be for the US. However, it is so because what we envisioned by liberating millions from Hussein is not what we got. We had hoped for a democracy plant upon a monolithic culture. Instead, we opened up the devil’s lid to discover Muslims who constantly thirst for blood, even when it’s their own.

More and more those “bound by a philosophy of death and destruction” are ruling the Muslim world, just as President Bush stated in his recent news conference. Therefore, Mr. Bush provided us a simple definition of Islam. He’s finally getting clued in after living for years with the na├»ve definition of Islam as a “peace religion,” “ a noble faith,” a religion among world religions. He sees Islam now as those “bound by a philosophy of death and destruction.” Perfect, thank you Mr. Bush.


“Death and destruction” will continue till the Islamic messiah returns, which is never. America can’t remain in Iraq until then, playing referee over gang fights and seeing our new schools, community centers, clinics and neighborhoods bombed as soon as we construct them.

Now that’s the timing, that is, matters are coming finally to a realistic head on the world’s clock.

The content: The substance of the present crisis is spiritual—one Christian’s head versus Muslims’ sharpened knives ready for the slice. Yet all along it’s been a spiritual war—God versus Satan. God is the source of peace, civility, reason and compassion. Allah is everything but that. Allah is the source of war, barbarism, insanity and hate.

Guess who then is the identity of Allah? It is Satan.

When Mohammed lived, he was not a prophet of the true God. He was in line with the Old Testament’s false prophets who were filled with the devil while masquerading as from the holy One. Mohammed molested girls, raped whomever he desired, robbed whatever he wanted, and slew whoever was in his way. Then he, “inspired” by demons, came up with the Koran—his “religious” manual from hell.

What the Christian world now is faced with is what it has been faced with all along—God verses Satan. The secular world did not get it for the secular world is secular, that is, it does not reason in spiritual, biblical terms. But biblical Christians see everything finally in the light of the Word.

Consequently, right now we have a classic: the Afghan Christian, once a demon-aligned Muslim now letting his “little light shine” for Jesus. He is one of the saints of our times. He is derided, scorned and threatened. He’s labeled an “apostate.” Muslim so-called spiritual leaders inform him they will separate his head from his shoulders. After all, is not that what a cleric is divinely called to do?

The timing: we are closing down in Iraq because we are finally realizing that it is not what we had hoped for. We have opened up the devil’s lid to come upon hell’s corridors billowing forth fire and brimstone.

The content: it has come about in crisis package by a lone Christian standing up against the whole Muslim cleric cadre worldwide: David versus Goliath, Jesus versus the Temple Guard plus Roman soldiers.

In other words, the whole scene from years back till now is pure spiritual, rife with the ongoing conflict of right versus wrong, God versus Satan, heaven versus hell. In it all is the over arching final say of the Holy Spirit working through the surrendered life of an Afghan Christian.

FOOTNOTE: Allah, a figment of Mohammed’s demonic imagination, stated the following against Christians in The Koran:
2: The Cow
Don’t bother to warn the disbelievers. Allah has blinded them. Theirs will be an awful doom. 2:6

Allah has sickened their hearts. A painful doom is theirs because they lie. 2:10

Allah has blinded the disbelievers. 2:17-18

A fire has been prepared for the disbelievers, whose fuel is men and stones. 2:24

Allah stamped wretchedness upon the Jews because they killed the prophets and disbelieved Allah’s revelations. 2:61

Allah turned Sabbath breakers into apes. 2:65-66

Allah has cursed them for their unbelief. 2:88

The curse of Allah is on disbelievers. 2:89

Disbelievers will be burned with fire. 2:39, 2:90

Jews are the greediest of all humankind. 2:96

Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. 2:98

Only evil people are disbelievers. 2:99

For disbelievers is a painful doom. 2:104

For unbelievers: ignominy in this world, an awful doom in the next. 2:114

Disbelievers are losers. 2:121

Allah will leave the disbelievers alone for a while, but then he will compel them to the doom of Fire. 2:126

“Who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself?”
Cited in the Hamas Charter (Article 27) to condemn the idea of a secular state. 2:130

Those who reject the proofs, are accursed of Allah. 2:159

Those who die disbelievers, are cursed by Allah, angels, and men. 2:161

The doom of the disbelievers will not be lightened. 2:162

They will not emerge from the Fire. 2:167

Disbelievers will be deaf, dumb, and blind. 2:171

Those who hide the Scripture will have their bellies eaten with fire. Theirs will be a painful doom. 2:174

How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire! 2:175

Believers must retaliate. Those who transgress will have a painful doom. 2:178

Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kil them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2

Fight them until “religion is for Allah.” 2:193

War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not. 2:216

Those who die in their disbelief will burn forever in the Fire. 2:217

Intermarriage is forbidden. 2:221

The disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers. 2:254

Disbelievers worship false gods. The will burn forever in the Fire. 2:257

Allah does not guide disbelievers. 2:264

“Give us victory over the disbelieving folk.” 2:286

Copyright © 2006 by J. Grant Swank, Jr. Web: http://www.truthinconviction.us/weblog.php Email: joseph_swank@yahoo.com

ALLAH: “Fight and slay the Unbelievers wherever ye find them. Seize them,beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.” Qur’an, Sura 9:5

CHRIST: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Pscho-Muslim Terrorist Attending Chapel Hill




Hat tip to Little Green Footballs.

In early March of this year an Iranian born but American reared graduate of University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, took a SUV and attempted to run over and kill as many American non-Mohammedans as he could. The Religion of Peace strikes again!

Here is the full story: Free Republic.

The point I want everyone to read is the delusion that Mohammedanism has done to a person raised in the land of the free. Mohammed Reza Taheriazar actually left a "This is why I did it" letter. He propably assumed he would not commit the atrocity and live, but he did live to be arrested. Below is the letter (Courtesy of Little Green Footballs).

In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate.

To whom it may concern:

I am writing this letter to inform you of my reasons for premeditating and attempting to murder citizens and residents of the United States of America on Friday, March 3, 2006 in the city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina by running them over with my automobile and stabbing them with a knife if the opportunities are presented to me by Allah.

I did intend to use a handgun to murder the citizens and residents of Chapel Hill, North Carolina but the process of receiving a permit for a handgun in this city is highly restricted and out of my reach at the present, most likely due to my foreign nationality.

I am a servant of Allah. I am 22 years of age and I was born in Tehran, Iran. My father, mother and older sister immigrated to the United States in 1985 when I was two years of age and I’ve lived in the United States ever since.

I attended elementary, middle and high school in North Carolina and I was accepted into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I began my college career in August 2001 and graduated in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy with Allah’s help.

I do not wish to pursue my career as a student any further because I have no desire to amass the impermanent and temporary fame and material wealth this world has to offer. However I made the decision to continue my studies and to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill so that the world will know that Allah’s servants are very intelligent.

Due to the killing of believing men and women under the direction of the United States government, I have decided to take advantage of my presence on United States soil on Friday, March 3, 2006 to take the lives of as many Americans and American sympathizers as I can in order to punish the United States for their immoral actions around the world.

In the Qur’an, Allah states that the believing men and women have permission to murder anyone responsible for the killing of other believing men and women. I know that the Qur’an is a legitimate and authoritative holy scripture since it is completely validated by modern science and also mathematically encoded with the number 19 beyond human ability. After extensive contemplation and reflection, I have made the decision to exercise the right of violent retaliation that Allah has given me to the fullest extent to which I am capable at present.

I have chosen the particular location on the University campus as my target since I know there is a high likelihood that I will kill several people before being killed myself or jailed and sent to prison if Allah wills. Allah’s commandments are never to be questioned and all of Allah’s commandments must be obeyed. Those who violate Allah’s commandments and purposefully follow human fabrication and falsehood as their religion will burn in fire for eternity in accordance with Allah’s will.

Sincerely yours,
Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar

CAIR Settles A Libel Suit Against Critic

Hat tip to Jihad Watch and Slantright.com.

By John R. Houk

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is a wicked organization that is ironically closely linked with the ACLU in America. The agenda of both organizations (for different reasons) is to undermine Christianity and the Conservative movement in America.

ACAIR (or Anti-CAIR) is Whitehead's group that was set up to oppose the agenda of CAIR in America.

CAIR tried to shut him down and as this article has articulated - FAILED. CAIR tried to imply there was a settlement to their favor in monetary terms. If that was the case then why has Whitehead's ACAIR not been forced to retract or dismantle their claims or their website?

Hmmm...

CAIR's implication must be a lie or at the least a total failure of CAIR's objective to Whitehead.

I am extremely excited for Whitehead because he is a source for this website. Also Mohammedanism in general is not The Religion of Peace the so-called moderate Mohammedans have implied. In fact of the mosques and Mohammedan schools in America are financed by Saudi Wahhabi wealth and Islamofascist terrorists. Americans need to wake up to the fact there is a Mohammedan agenda and it is to turn you into one of them by hook or by crook.

Jihad Watch has similar sentiments about ACAIR winning in the Courts:
And it looks as if the courageous Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR has not had to back down one inch. His site says: "The policies and procedures of Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) have not changed in any way as a result of the CAIR lawsuit settlement."

Friday, March 24, 2006

Gaddafi Calls For Creation of "Israstine"

Muammar Gaddafi believes there will never be an end to the violence between Israel and the Arabs calling themselves Palestine. Gaddafi's solution is a unified bicameral nation modeled on the scale of Lebanon.

Gaddafi magnanimously claims no Arab nation would attack Israstine because then it would be an Arab nation eligible for the Arab League.

Well we can tell Gaddafi has been smoking a little bit too much hashish to delude himself or others with this wild solution. Did I say "solution?" As much hate that exists with intolerant Mohammedanism such a nation would soon have a coup (just like in Lebanon). The Mohammedans would attempt to dominate then murder all the Jews. A similar process has happened to Lebanon in which the Christians at one time did outnumber the Mohammedans. Prior to 1975, the image of a Lebanese was that of an Arab Christian. Those days are long gone due to Mohammedan intolerance.

The sad part of Gaddafi's propaganda is that there are so many Appeasement Minded Liberals both in Europe and Israel that any illusional/delusional offer of peace might be taken seriously. Gaddifi's solution should spark the reminiscence of what Jews were told as they boarded cargo train cars on their way to Auschwitz.


Yeah I know it is an old story, however there is relevance since an Ivy League school has had Gaddafi do a live video conference. Left leaning American Academics must be some interest into Gaddafi's ideas. Or maybe the bright future of Ivy League academics is based on dunder head pipe dreams.

Source: Israelinsider and Clarity and Resolve and Foundation For Defense of Democracies.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Muslim Persecution in Aghanistan

I have been following the story on Abdul Rahman in Afghanistan. I came across a Chrisian website entitled the AfganTimes.com. It turns out someone is reporting Christian news from Afghanistan to great peril to their life. As it turns out Rahman's case has been taken up by the Afghan government and so what happens to him (good or bad) will be on the government. Apparently their is a huge amount of extra-governmental persecution of the few but brave Christians that are in Afghanistan by the still influential Taliban. Below are some brief summaries of this persecution from the AfghanTimes.com website. Each summary has a link for further elaboration. As you read these summaries, the point of it all is that Mohammedanism is not a peaceful religion.
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Afghan Christian News
Coming UP...A report from the streets of Kabul by our special Afghan Christian Correspondent...

[www.AfghanBlog.com is now active You can post your own News about Abdul Rahman. Click now on This for more newshttp://www.afghanblog.com/ www.AfghanForum.com]

Afghan Christian Faces Death Penalty for becoming ChristianA man by the name Abdul Rahman arrested and was asked publicly on an Afghan pubic TV:
Abdul was taken into custody and a court case has followed. The story hit public TV on Thursday, March 16. The newscaster stated that an Afghan citizen by the name of Abdul Rahman converted to the Christian religion 16 years ago.
He was questioned, "Do you confess that you have apostacized from Islam?"
He responded, "No, I am not an apostate, I believe in God."
Question: "Do you believe in the Koran?"
Response: "I believe in the Injil (New Testament) and love Jesus Christ." Read Related News from other News Groups
Afghan Man Faces Execution After Converting to Christianity Voice of America...

Man faces death penalty for becoming Christian World Net Daily

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Letter from Kabul
Religious freedom still in jeopardy under new Afghan government.
By a veteran Christian leader in Afghanistan
posted 04/21/2003

Editor's note: For security reasons, Christianity Today is granting anonymity to the author of this article.

Kabul has become a very, very busy place 18 months after Afghanistan was liberated. The city is full of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that hope to help Afghans rebuild their devastated country. More...
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Afghanistan - Thursday September 09, 2004
FIVE AFGHAN CHRISTIANS MARTYRED Taliban militants target converts to Christianity.
September 9 (Compass) ? Five Afghan men who had converted to Christianity have been killed in separate incidents since late June near the borders of eastern Afghanistan.

All five men were stabbed or beaten to death in summary executions by Taliban adherents who accused them of abandoning Islam and then ?spreading Christianity? in their communities.
The first stabbing death was reported on July 1 by Reuters news agency, which received a telephone call from a Taliban spokesman identifying himself as Abdul Latif Hakimi. More... Or here
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Afghan Christian Leader Received Death Threat Over The Telephone.
February 15 - Afghan Times - An Afghan Christian Leader in the United States received death threats over the telephone while he was having dinner with his family today when two different telephone calls where made within 20 minutes on the same day.

"The callers were saying that they are calling from Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates and threatening my children and I to death if we did not shut down our websites. Read More...
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Taliban Say Cut Throat of Afghan Christian
Reuters, July 1, 2004
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban guerrillas say they cut the throat of a Muslim cleric after they discovered him propagating Christianity and warned foreign aid workers they would face similar treatment if they did the same. Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi telephoned Reuters on Thursday to say that the guerrillas killed Maulawi Assadullah in the remote Awdand district of Ghazni province the previous day. More...
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Afghan Christian Websites Were Shut Down.
Memphis, Tennessee - Afghan Times Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Afghan Christians Websites which is a powerful source of spiritual equipment tools for the Afghans who turn to Jesus Christ as the only hope of salvation were shut down on March 1st through 5. More...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Franklin Graham's View of Islam

I have been extremely critical of Mohammedanism in a majority of my posts at this blog. It is like I cannot get away from that subject. It is like every political or religious theme I run into while browsing the web has to do with some kind of numb skull act perpetrated by a Mohammedan or a group of Mohammedans. It is like I am drawn to it like metal to a magnet.

Saying that I ran across a public statement by Franklin Graham justifying his stand against the religion (I prefer death cult) Islam (I prefer Mohammedanism).
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My View of Islam
By Franklin Graham

Some of my recent statements, interpreted as critical of Islam, have been widely reported. I believe I've been greatly misunderstood, and I'd like to paint a more complete picture.

I should start by saying that I am an evangelist and chief executive of two large Christian organizations. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. I believe in Jesus' statement: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." Christians accept this as the only way to God.

And so while I respect the rights of all people to adopt their own beliefs, I would respectfully disagree with any religion that teaches people to put their faith in other gods. As a Christian minister, my calling is to proclaim the God of the Christian faith, whose son Jesus Christ died for the sins of all mankind.

But Jesus also taught his followers to love others. It is this central teaching of Christianity that motivates my life and work, as a relief worker as well as a minister. While as Christians we disagree with Islamic teachings, if we obey the teachings of Jesus we will love all Muslims.

My concern is evidenced by the thousands of Muslims to whom our relief organization provides food, clothing, housing, supplies and medical care every day in many countries. In fact, in recent years we have provided more relief to Muslim people than to any other group in the world--support valued at tens of millions of dollars in places like Bosnia, Kosovo, Sudan, Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq.

I do not believe Muslims are evil people because of their faith. I personally have many Muslim friends. But I decry the evil that has been done in the name of Islam, or any other faith--including Christianity.

I agree with President Bush that as a country we are at war with terrorists, not with Islam. But as a minister, not a politician, I believe it is my responsibility to speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result of Islamic teaching.

The brutal, dehumanizing treatment of women by the Taliban has been well-documented and internationally condemned. However, the abusive treatment of women in most Islamic countries is nearly as draconian and falls far short of the dignity, respect, and protection almost universally given to women and mandated by the United Nations.

The persecution or elimination of non-Muslims has been a cornerstone of Islamic conquests and rule for centuries. The Koran provides ample evidence that Islam encourages violence in order to win converts and to reach the ultimate goal of an Islamic world. Conversions from Islam to any other faith are often punishable by death.

One example is the treatment of non-Muslims by the Islamic government of Sudan. In the past year, our hospital in southern Sudan was bombed seven times by the Islamic regime in Khartoum. These bombings pale in comparison with the two million Christians and animists killed, and thousands more enslaved by the regime in recent years.

In most countries where Islamic law dominates there is practically no freedom of religion (not to mention freedom of speech or the press). In most Islamic countries, including so-called moderate Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, it is a crime to build a Christian church, Jewish synagogue, Hindu temple or any other non-Muslim house of worship. In contrast, there are about 3,000 mosques in the U.S., with new ones being built every week.

Muslims are free to worship Allah in the U.S., but Christians are not free to worship Jesus in most Muslim countries. There has not been a single church in Afghanistan since the exiled king, Mohammed Zahir Shah, destroyed the first and only one in the history of the country in 1973.

As we come to the end of the year, the world's three major monotheistic religions will celebrate their holy seasons--Ramadan, Christmas and Hanukkah. It is an important time for people of faith to have the courage and the right to express their deeply held beliefs. In this nation we are grateful for the ability to worship God and to practice the religions of our choice without interference from our government. I pray that it might be so throughout the world.
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Mr. Graham is president of the international relief organization Samaritan's Purse and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. This commentary was first published in the Wall Street Journal. It is reprinted here with permission of the Communications Department of Samaritan's Purse.

Faith Of An Afgan Christian

The Mohammedans judges (communally attached to Mohammedan Sharia Law) are insistent that the Sharia Law penalty for leaving Mohammedanism is a capital offense that should in the death of an Afghan Christian convert's life. This again is the centrality of Mohammedanism, follow Mohammedan precepts or die. There is NO deviation or toleration for independent thinking in the so-called Religion of Peace.

On the other hand the Afghan government is looking for a face saving out for this Christian Brother. There is diplomatic pressure being exerted by Italy, Germany and America. The solution that appears to be emerging is to declare Abdul Rahman insane. The Mohammedan Prosecutor and Judge have indicated that Sharia Law will not execute justice on offending Mohammedanism on a mentally deficient man. What a bunch of crock, Abdul Rahman is blessed this has become an international issue or he would be dead by now.

And another rant from my thoughts: that whole issue demonstrates the lack of fervor among those who call themselves Christians. Christians in the West should be pouring into the streets in PEACEFUL protest to demonstrate solidarity with a persecuted Christian Brother. And it should be PEACEFUL to demonstrate the difference from the violence and terror that Mohammedans perpetrated over a much less offense - satirical Mohammed CARTOONS.

For details on this bold Christian that stands for his faith even under threat of death, go
HERE.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Crusades Redeemed


Know Thyself Blog
John R. Houk
March 21, 2006

Later 20th Century historians have not been kind to The Crusades. The Crusaders have been portrayed as barbarous butchers greedy for plunder and booty.

Islamofascist terrorists lay the barbarity of the Crusaders as their greatest charge against Christendom as violent plunderers. It is almost as a justification for Islamofascist violence, murder and destruction in 21st Century.

The truth of the matter is that largely illiterate Crusaders set out to redeem the Holy Land stolen by ruthless Mohammedan death cult raiders. The land conquered by Mohammedans often came with the proviso to honor their prophet and their allah or die. O yes, people of the book could live a life of dhimmitude (semi-slavery) as long as (again) their prophet and allah was not insulted.

As expected huge amounts of Christians converted to Mohammedanism to live a daily life. This largely exposed Christendom of the East as not as dedicated to their faith. Those remained Christians were dedicated because then as today they face a death accusation every morning they awake.

Now I mention all this because the Papacy is beginning to take a stand that the Crusades were not as wicked as the Mohammedans portrayed them. In fact a short history of Mohammedan conquests and treatment of other religions from the 600's AD to the present will demonstrate a constant abuse.

[**The Vatican Story is at the Know Thyself Blog and Slantright.com]

French student riots

The rioting in gay Paree was about employment protection.

France currently enjoys laws that protect the employee from being terminated. In essence the job is insured by the government. The problem for the employer: it becomes irrelevant if an employee is a slacker or go getter, the employer just has to deal with the issue.

Apparently France is attempting to reform this job protectionism. This is a protectionism incidentally highly favored by the French Left, the French Unions and apparently deluded students preparing to enter the job market.

Obviously, from an American point of view, these students are slicing their own economic throats for supporting such protectionism. Employers under the current laws are very wary of hiring unproven employees that may turn out to be duds and become stuck with them. The French Reforms allow an equal playing field for new hires by allowing employers more options.

Now I do understand that sudden change is or can be a harrowing experience when one thought he had a job for life. So here is the compromise the French government should employ (no pun intended): Dilute the protectionism rather than ending it. By this I mean look at the academic world. Professors enjoy a proving ground process called tenure. Once a professor is tenured it is extremely difficult to ditch them for other reasons other than gross misconduct.

Perhaps the French (and other European nations using the protectionist principle) should tenure employees. If a new hired employee is able to retain his job for a certain amount of years, then a mandated tenure review should be inaugurated. If the employee receives tenure – insure protection.


Thomas Sowell weighs in on this subject:

Why are students at the Sorbonne and other distinguished institutions out trashing the streets and attacking the police? Because they want privileges in the name of rights, and are too ignorant of economics to realize that those privileges cost them jobs.

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The fact that many students can think only in terms of "rights," but not in terms of consequences, shows a major deficiency in their education. The right to a job is obviously not the same thing as a job. Otherwise there would not be a 23 percent unemployment rate among young French workers.

Hamas cabinet is terror entity

John R. Houk
SlantRight.com
March 21, 2006

It amazes me that there a debate to funnel money to a terrorist organization such as Hamas. These people are avowed blood thirsty murders whose sole reason for existence is to destroy Israel, murder Jews and install Mohammedan Sharia Law throughout Israel's land. Sharia Law is anti-democracy, anti-civil rights and anti-human rights. In essence Sharia Law is inherently a nationalist fascism to keep the adherents to Mohammedanism in line. This is what Hamas represents. This is what the foolish Mohammedan Arabs residing in the West Bank and Gaza voted to lead their Palestinian Authority.

All well tuned Islamofascist terror organizations operate black market and illicit drug industries; therefore do not worry Palestinian funds. Read
HERE for how this happens.

The
American Center For Democracy says this about the old PLO which today has emerged into the Palestine Authority:

Understanding the successes of the PLO's model for funding terror is essential to understanding how other terrorist organizations­ - especially al Qaeda ­- currently operate, and how they will grow - unless they are stopped. The PLO was the first and wealthiest of the nationalist terrorist organizations. It has hardly deviated from its fundraising methods over the decades. The PLO has used drug trafficking, arms smuggling, money laundering and counterfeiting to amass a fortune estimated by the British National Criminal Intelligence Services in 1993 at about $10 billion. Its connections with international criminal organizations, drug cartels, other terrorists groups and every rogue state, from Libya, Iran and Iraq, to North Korea and the Sudan, has set the pattern for others to follow. The PLO's reestablishment as the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1993 as a result of the Oslo Accords did not impede the organization's illegal activities.


Instead, it enhanced them. Even as the world gave it legitimacy, the PA abused this status to expand it's illegal activities.If you think that the EU and the American government are ignorant of these terrorist black market operations, then you are greatly misled. Cut off Hamas and PA and force the operation of democracy to pay the price for who was elected to govern.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Homosexual Statistical Truths

Homosexuality is a sin that cause a person to become a reprobate mind (Romans Chapter 1). There is a homosexual agenda and it is to dilute Christian morality and Christianity itself in America and the West. I have usually backed this up with Scripture and the insane persecution homosexual activists perpetuate as Christophobes. Today I found a blogsite that gives verifiable statitics backed with cited notations. The Blog is called Mild Mannered Citizen. And the statitics are located on Homosexual section.
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Homosexuality

In this section of the site, a series of articles from various sources regarding the truth of homosexuality and it’s effects on our society.
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Facts and Statistics About Homosexuals
One study reports 70% of homosexuals admitting to having sex only one time with over 50% of their partners (3).

One study reports that the average homosexual has between 20 and 106 partners per year (6).

The average heterosexual has 8 partners in a lifetime.Many homosexual sexual encounters occur while drunk, high on drugs, or in an orgy setting (7).

Many homosexuals don’t pay heed to warnings of their lifestyles: “Knowledge of health guidelines was quite high, but this knowledge had no relation to sexual behavior” (16).

Homosexuals got homosexuality removed from the list of mental illnesses in the early 70s by storming the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) conference on successive years. “Guerrilla theater tactics and more straight-forward shouting matches characterized their presence” (2).

Since homosexuality has been removed from the APA list of mental illnesses, so has pedophilia (except when the adult feels “subjective distress”) (27).

Homosexuals account for 3-4% of all gonorrhea cases, 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States (5).

They make up only 1-2% of the population.Homosexuals live unhealthy lifestyles, and have historically accounted for the bulk of syphilis, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, the “gay bowel syndrome” (which attacks the intestinal tract), tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus (27).

73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (13).

25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics (11).

Of homosexuals questioned in one study reports that 43% admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers, and 70% of those sexual contacts are one night stands (or, as one homosexual admits in the film “The Castro”, one minute stands) (3).
Also, it is a favorite past-time of many homosexuals to go to “cruisy areas” and have anonymous sex.78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs (20).

Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, “Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities” (10).

Captain William Riddle of the Los Angeles Police says, “30,000 sexually abused children in Los Angeles were victims of homosexuals” (10).

50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (10).

Dr. Daniel Capron, a practicing psychiatrist, says, “Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person” (10).

For other psychiatrists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, please see National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.

It takes approximately $300,000 to take care of each AIDS victim, so thanks to the promiscuous lifestyle of homosexuals, medical insurance rates have been skyrocketing for all of us(10).

Homosexuals were responsible for spreading AIDS in the United States, and then raised up violent groups like Act Up and Ground Zero to complain about it. Even today, homosexuals account for well over 50% of the AIDS cases in the United States, which is quite a large number considering that they account for only 1-2% of the population.

Homosexuals account for a disproportionate number of hepatitis cases: 70-80% in San Francisco, 29% in Denver, 66% in New York City, 56% in Toronto, 42% in Montreal, and 26% in Melbourne (8).

37% of homosexuals engage in sadomasochism, which accounts for many accidental deaths. In San Francisco, classes were held to teach homosexuals how to not kill their partners during sadomasochism (8).

41% of homosexuals say they have had sex with strangers in public restrooms, 60% say they have had sex with strangers in bathhouses, and 64% of these encounters have involved the use of illegal drugs (8).

Depending on the city, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, which is common in filthy third world countries (8).

The median age of death of homosexuals is 42 (only 9% live past age 65). This drops to 39 if the cause of death is AIDS. The median age of death of a married heterosexual man is 75 (8).

The median age of death of lesbians is 45 (only 24% live past age 65). The median age of death of a married heterosexual woman is 79 (8).

Homosexuals are 100 times more likely to be murdered (usually by another homosexual) than the average person, 25 times more likely to commit suicide, and 19 times more likely to die in a traffic accident (8).

21% of lesbians die of murder, suicide or traffic accident, which is at a rate of 534 times higher than the number of white heterosexual females aged 25-44 who die of these things(8).

50% of the calls to a hotline to report “queer bashing” involved domestic violence (i.e., homosexuals beating up other homosexuals) (18).

About 50% of the women on death row are lesbians (12).

Homosexuals prey on children.

33% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex (7).

There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association ( NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is “SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.” This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States.Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molester, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molester (19).

73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys under 19 years of age (9).

Many homosexuals admit that they are pedophiles: “The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality” (22).

Because homosexuals can’t reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children. Homosexuals can be heard chanting “TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT” in their homosexual parades. A group called the “Lesbian Avengers” prides itself on trying to recruit young girls. They print “WE RECRUIT” on their literature. Some other homosexuals aren’t as overt about this, but rather try to infiltrate society and get into positions where they will have access to the malleable minds of young children (e.g., the clergy, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, etc.) (8).

See the DC Lesbian Avengers web page, and DC Lesbian Avengers Press Release, where they threaten to recruit little boys and girls. Also, see AFA Action Alert.The homosexual agenda.

The homosexual agenda includes desensitizing the public:
“The first order of business is desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights…..
To desensitize the public is to help it view homosexuality with indifference instead of with keen emotion. Ideally, we would have straights register differences in sexual preferences the way they register different tastes for ice cream or sports games….

At least in the beginning, we are seeking public desensitization and nothing more. We do not need and cannot expect a full ‘appreciation’ or ‘understanding’ of homosexuality from the average American. You can forget about trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if only you can get them to think that it is just another thing…then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won” (25).

Part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their filthy lifestyle, as one homosexual admitted in the October 1987 homosexual rally on Washington:
“We are no longer seeking just a right to privacy and a protection from wrong. We also have a right — as heterosexual Americans already have — to see government and society affirm our lives” (27).

Part of the homosexual agenda is to turn people from Christianity:
“The teaching that only male-female sexual activity within the bounds and constraints of marriage is the only acceptable form should be reason enough for any homosexual to denounce the Christian religion” (1).

Homosexuals knowingly lied (and still lie) about the 10% figure (i.e., homosexuals make up 10% of the population). As Tom Stoddard (formerly of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund) said, “We used that figure when most gay people were entirely hidden to try to create an impression of our numerousness” (17).

The true number of homosexuals.
The Kinsey study of 1948, which homosexuals often cite to say that 10% of the population is homosexual, actually says that only 4% of the population is EXCLUSIVELY homosexual. This study involved a disproportionate number of people who had been in jail for sex crimes (hardly a random sample of the population). Kinsey also did perverse studies involving young boys and pedophiles. Information on Kinsey.

Current research shows that the true percentage of homosexuals is in the 1-2% range (15,23,26,28). Consider how small this number is when compared to most of the numbers above.

Homosexuals aren’t discriminated against in employment, so why should they be a protected class?

The average yearly income of a homosexual is $55,430.00 (most of which is disposable because no children to take care of!). The average of the general population is $32,144.00. The average of blacks is $12,166.00 (24).

59.6% of homosexuals are college graduates. 18.0% of the general population are college graduates (24).

Too bad they aren’t smart enough to listen to God. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

49.0% of homosexuals hold professional/managerial positions. 15.9% of the general population hold such positions (24).

Where’s the job discrimination? Sexual Orientation
A phrase that has come up recently in this earth is “sexual orientation.” This is a phrase made up by homosexuals to try to make themselves look less filthy than they really are.

The purpose of the phrase is to take the spotlight from what these perverts do, and put it on the notion that they are just poor, mistreated people, who simply are attracted to members of the same sex - as if they aren’t engaging in activity forbidden by God Almighty. “Sexual orientation,” as used today, has nothing to do with sexual activity (yeah, right), but only refers to who or what a particular person is attracted to. If you think that people of other “sexual orientations” are just fine, let’s see what other “sexual orientations” you would necessarily have to accept as wholesome and pure. If you’re not going to discriminate based on “sexual orientation”, then you must not discriminate against any of the following. If you discriminate against any of these, you’re a hypocrite. These “sexual orientations” are generally known as “paraphilias”, and are mental disorders - just like homosexuality used to be (29).

REFERENCES

(1) Advocate, 1985.

(2) Bayer, R. Homosexuality and American Psychiatry.

(3) Bell, A. and Weinberg, M. Homosexualities: a Study of Diversity Among Men and Women. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.

(4) Cameron et. al. ISIS National Random Sexuality Survey. Nebraska Med. Journal, 1985, 70, pp. 292-299.

(5) “Changes in Sexual Behavior and Incidence of Gonorrhea.” Lancet, April 25, 1987.

(6) Corey, L. and Holmes, K. “Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis A in Homosexual Men.” New England J. Med., 1980, pp. 435-38.

(7) Family Research Institute, Lincoln, NE.

(8) Fields, Dr. E. “Is Homosexual Activity Normal?” Marietta, GA.

(9) Jay and Young. The Gay Report. Summit Books, 1979, p. 275.

(10) Kaifetz, J. “Homosexual Rights Are Concern for Some,” Post-Tribune, 18 December 1992.

(11) Kus, R. “Alcoholics Anonymous and Gay America.” Medical Journal of Homosexuality, 1987, 14(2), p. 254.

(12) Lesbian News, January 1994.

(13) Lief, H. Sexual Survey Number 4: Current Thinking on Homosexuality, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 1977, pp. 110-11.

(14) Manlight, G. et. al. “Chronic Immune Stimulation By Sperm Alloantigens.” J. American Med. Assn., 1984, 251(2), pp. 237-438.

(15) Morton-Hunt Study for Playboy

(16) MsKusick, L. et. al. “AIDS and Sexual Behavior Reported By Gay Men in San Francisco.” Am. J. Pub. Health, 1985, 75, pp. 493-96.

(17) Newsweek, February 1993.

(18) Newsweek, 4 October 1993.

(19) Psychological Reports, 1986, 58, pp. 327-37.

(20) Rueda, E. “The Homosexual Network.” Old Greenwich, Conn., The Devin Adair Company, 1982, p. 53.

(21) San Francisco AIDS Foundation, “Can We Talk.”

(22) San Francisco Sentinel, 27 March 1992.

(23) Science Magazine, 18 July 1993, p. 322.

(24) Statistical Abstract of the U.S., 1990.

(25) “The Overhauling of Straight America.” Guide Magazine. November, 1987.

(26) United States Census Bureau

(27) United States Congressional Record, June 29, 1989.

(28) University of Chicago’s Nation Research Corp.

(29) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

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‘Coming out’ at 10
“[H]omosexual activists are recruiting kids into homosexual sex and a ‘gay’ identity, using ‘tolerance’ as a ruse. …
“From 100 gay/straight alliance (GSA) clubs in schools in 1997, [Time magazine reported in an Oct. 10 cover story], the number has grown to ‘at least 3,000. … Nearly one in 10 high schools has one, according to the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN).’
“The average age of kids ‘coming out’ as homosexual has ‘dropped to 10 for gays and 12 for lesbians,’ according to the chair of Cornell University’s human-development program.
“‘We’re gonna win,’ says [GLSEN founder Kevin] Jennings, speaking expansively of the gay movement, ‘because of what’s happening in high schools right now.’ …
“Clearly, the homosexual movement’s effort to recruit children has never been stronger than it is now.” –Robert Knight and Benjamin Frichtl, writing on “Time Magazine, School Event Expose Massive Cultural Campaign to Promote Homosexuality to Kids,” Thursday for Concerned Women for America at cwfa.org.
Washington Times
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Judicial Fiat or will of the people?

Canada
The court established a new definition for marriage in Canada’s most populous province. Marriage in Ontario now means “the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others”.
Courts in Quebec and British Columbia recently made similar rulings, but didn’t go as far. They struck down marriage laws, but gave those governments a grace period to rewrite their legislation.
The most recent ruling increases the pressure on the federal government in Ottawa either to introduce national legislation on same-sex marriages or appeal the judgments to the supreme court of Canada, the highest court in the land.
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VERMONT
On December 20, 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled in Baker v. Vermont that gay and lesbian couples were entitled to the same legal rights and benefits of marriage as heterosexual couples. The court ordered the Vermont legislature to craft a law that would satisfy the ruling, either by legalizing gay marriage or by creating an equivalent partnership structure. The decision, wrote Chief Justice Jeffrey Amestoy, “is simply a recognition of our common humanity.”
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Massachussettes
WHOOPS ((DO you need to know how the population of Massachussettes had no say in the matter or is your limited scope of memory still capable of encompassing that? Yeah…you need the help.))
Massachusetts court rules ban on gay marriage is unconstitutionalBy Associated Press, 11/18/2003
BOSTON — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that same-sex couples are legally entitled to wed under the state constitution,
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In Seattle, for example, the ?Sexual Minority Advocacy Council? (SMAC) was created ?to help ensure that [the Seattle public schools]are providing a safe environment for everyone who learns, works or interacts?? according to school superintendent John H. Stanford.

But with the student-safety concern out in front, the purpose of SMAC then ?bleeds over? into other areas. A SMAC pamphlet produced by the Seattle Education Association and made available to all students, included a list of resources that amounts to a Seattle same-sex smorgasbord for curious teens, complete with phone numbers: Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities; Lesbian Resource Center; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Youth Information Line; Lambert House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Drop-In Center; Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); and Gay/Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
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Lawmakers: Same-sex ‘marriage’ not a civil right

Commission makes conclusion after exhaustive 16-month study
A New Hampshire legislative commission released a report yesterday finding same-sex “marriage” is not a civil rights issue.
Glen Lavy, who provided expert testimony for the commission, said the panel got to the heart of the issue.
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QUEERLY BELOVED
Lawmakers: Same-sex ‘marriage’ not a civil right.
Commission makes conclusion after exhaustive 16-month study.

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Posted: December 3, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern
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A New Hampshire legislative commission released a report yesterday finding same-sex “marriage” is not a civil rights issue.
Glen Lavy, who provided expert testimony for the commission, said the panel got to the heart of the issue.
“By focusing on the long-standing legal aspects of marriage, rather than the divisive political aspects of marriage, the commission’s report reaffirmed that the real reason for marriage is for the protection of children,” said Lavy, senior vice president of the Alliance Defense Fund’s Marriage Litigation Center.
The commission concluded marriage “across essentially all societies and history has been defined as the union of a man and a woman.”
The report said “marriage models both natural human sexuality and reproduction that commits to the health, safety, and welfare of both the individual and the community.”
The commission collected a broad range of opinions over a period of 16 months.
Lavy testified Aug. 29 at a public hearing in Nashua, N.H., and through written testimony submitted to the commission in September.
The panel acknowledged in the report that race is immutable and innate, unlike sexual “orientation,” which may not be immutable or innate.
The panel pointed out that racial equality was made a civil right through the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution but same-sex “marriage” has never been a fundamental constitutional right.
The commission’s report can be read here, and Lavy’s testimony is summarized on page 45 of the executive summary [pdf file].
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Is recruitment really occuring?
While regularly ridiculed by most pro-homosexual activists, the view that young people can be ?recruited? into homosexuality is accepted even by some homosexuals themselves.
Lesbian author and activist Donna Minkowitz, in a 1992 article entitled ?Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!,? recommended that homosexuals forget trying to convince society that people are homosexual by ?nature.?
?[i]t?s time for us to abandon this defensive posture and walk upright on Earth. Maybe you didn?t choose to be gay ? that?s fine. But I did,? she said in The Advocate, a magazine catering to the homosexual community.
Activist Darrell Yates Rist, a co-founder of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and a prominent homosexual author, said he believes it is certainly possible for children to be ?lured by queer ideas? into the homosexual lifestyle.
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TARGETING CHILDREN
Ed VitaglianoNews Editor, AFA JournalAFA Journal, March, 1999
How the gay movement intends to capture the next generation
Such disdain for what they see as adult bigotry is unmistakable in gay activists. Urvashi Vaid, former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), said children should be a special target for gay rights activists in the attempt to change society.“Coming out [publicly as a homosexual] never ceases. Don’t give in to complacency; they don’t know until you tell them,” Vaid says in her agenda-setting book, Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation. “Tell your family, especially the younger nieces, nephews and others, before they adopt prejudicial attitudes!”
In XY Magazine, directed to homosexual youth, writer Indigo Escobar drives just such a wedge between parent and child. What should kids do, Escobar asks, when parents install filtering software on the home computer which blocks access to homosexual websites? “If your parents disagree with you — well, they’re wrong and you are right. This is part of separating from your parents and becoming your own person, and if they force you to get gay youth information behind their back — that’s their fault and their problem.”Young people who are confused about their sexuality find plenty of advice from adult homosexuals in XY. “This [your homosexual orientation] is who you are, it’s a good thing, and it’s not going to change,” says Pete Helvey, President of Infiniti Web Design, writing in the magazine. When counseling gay kids about telling others about their homosexuality, Helvey says, “The main thing is finding someone who won’t try to change your mind [about being homosexual], but will just accept it.”
Children are targeted because homosexual activists see them as holding the keys to tomorrow. In The Advocate, lesbian author Patricia Nell Warren issued what was intended to be a warning about the goals of “religious extremists” in this country: “It is the first fact of civilization,” she said. “Whoever captures the kids owns the future.”
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Confusing impressionable minds
For example, in a 1992 survey of nearly 35,000 Minnesota youth (grades 7 through 12), homosexual researcher Gary Remafedi at the University of Minnesota found that 25.9% of 12-year-olds were not sure whether they were heterosexual or homosexual.
But Remafedi also found that such confusion begins to decrease as students grow older. Research by Dr. Kirk Cameron concurred. In a paper published in 1995 by Family Research Institute (FRI), that study found that while 25% of kids were unsure of their sexual orientation at age 12, that percentage steadily declined to about 5% by age 18.
In Northboro, Massachusetts, for example, parents of freshmen students were stunned to discover that their kids had been invited by their high school history teacher to try homosexuality. History teacher Douglas Matthews ? an advisor to the school?s ?gay-straight? student alliance ? handed out a questionnaire that asked, ?If you?ve never slept with a person of the same sex and enjoyed it, is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover??
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Time Magazine article title, The Battle Over Gay Teens.”
From young ages, straight kids are growing up with more openly bisexual, gay and sexually uncertain classmates. In the 1960s, gay men recalled first desiring other males at an average age of 14; it was 17 for lesbians. By the ’90s, the average had dropped to 10 for gays and 12 for lesbians, according to more than a dozen studies reviewed by the author of The New Gay Teenager, Ritch Savin-Williams, who chairs Cornell’s human-development department.
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80 percent of victims since 1950 were male, board’s report says
WASHINGTON — More than 80 percent of minors under the age of 18 who were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests in the United States since 1950 were male, a report released yesterday found, raising questions about what role homosexuality played in the crisis and whether the Catholic Church will try to limit or prevent gay men from joining the priesthood.
Neither homosexual priests nor celibacy were root causes of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, said Robert S. Bennett, the Washington lawyer who headed the research committee of the National Review Board that prepared a report detailing the “causes and context” of the crisis. But, he added, “an understanding of the crisis is not possible without reference to these issues.”
Bennett said there were “two overarching contributing factors” to why so many priests abused minors: Dioceses and orders did not screen candidates for the priesthood properly, allowing many sexually dysfunctional and “immature” men into seminaries; and seminaries did not adequately prepare students for the priesthood, particularly for the challenge of remaining celibate.
“There are no doubt many outstanding priests of a homosexual orientation who live chaste, celibate lives, but any evaluation of the causes and context of the current crisis must be cognizant of the fact that more than 80 percent of the abuse at issue was of a homosexual nature,” Bennett said.
Members of the team of academic researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice that compiled a second report, a quantitative study on the nature and scope of the abuse, said there is no clinical evidence suggesting that homosexuals are more likely to have sex with minors than heterosexuals, and Bennett stressed that more research is needed before conclusions can be drawn about the role homosexuality played in the crisis.
As a footnote to the report explained, the report did not address “the characteristics of the abuser, such as sexual orientation, sexual continence, religious fidelity, and the like.”
“Only a population-based interview survey contrasting offending priests against nonoffenders can fully address these aspects of the problem,” it said.
Bennett’s review board report recommended such a study.
Speaking at a press conference after the report’s release, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee, former rector of the North American College and an influential figure in the area of training for the priesthood, responded to a question by saying that seminaries already scrutinize gay applicants more closely than heterosexuals.
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, added that the church “should not focus on any one area” when screening applicants.
The Vatican, however, is discussing the possibility of banning homosexuals from joining the priesthood, a scenario Gregory said “needs further discussion.”
Those who attribute much of the scandal to a disproportionate number of homosexual priests pointed to the report’s findings as validation of their views.
“This is absolute confirmation that homosexual predators were the main perpetrators in this scandal,” said Deal Hudson, the editor of Crisis, a conservative Catholic journal, who has accused church leaders of ducking the issue because it is controversial.
But Matthew J. Gallagher, executive director of Dignity USA, a group of gay and lesbian Catholics, accused the church leadership, in its interpretation of the report, of trying to make gay priests the scapegoats for the crisis. Gallagher said the statistics indicate the abuse was about access to victims, not the sexual orientation of the abusers.
“They abused mostly boys because they didn’t have as much access to girls,” he said.
Gallagher accused the bishops of trying to “deflect attention away from their own failings.”
Many victims’ advocates have questioned the role of homosexuality in the crisis, saying that there is no objective data to prove a connection and that it diverts attention from the failure of bishops to root out abusive priests.
Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said yesterday’s report revived what she called “an old myth, that gay priests are responsible for the scandal.”
“There’s just too little evidence to make this conclusion,” said Blaine, adding that half of her group’s 4,600 members are female. “Some argue many boys were victimized because abusive priests had greater access to them.”
The report found that 4,392 priests had been accused of sexually abusing minors between 1950 and 2002, or about 4 percent of the 109,694 priests in active ministry during that period. Of the 10,667 reported victims, 81 percent were male, the report said, and more than three-quarters of the victims were postpubescent, meaning the abuse did not meet the clinical definition of pedophilia.
Instead, most fell victim to ephebophiles, men who are sexually attracted to adolescent or postpubescent children.
Karen Terry, the principal investigator for the team of academics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice that carried out the research in the other quantitative report, said the average age of victims was 12.6 years, but the most common category of victims was a boy between 11 and 14. That category accounted for 40 percent of all victims, she said.
The report found that 51 percent of victims, including females, were between 11 and 14; 27 percent were between 15 and 17; 16 percent were from 8 to 10; and nearly 6 percent were under 7. Male victims tended to be older than female victims, Terry said.
The only age group in which girls accounted for more victims than boys was ages 1 to 7, when they made up 58 percent of victims. In the 8-to-10 age group, boys made up 71 percent of victims. Boys accounted for 85 percent of victims in both the 11-to-14 and 15-to-17 age categories. The report found that 3.6 percent of abusive priests abused both boys and girls of all ages, while 22.6 percent abused only females and 64 percent abused only males. In nearly 10 percent of the reported cases, the gender of the victim was unknown.
Terry said the abuse peaked in 1970, and data compiled for the report indicate that between 1970 and 1979 there were more than five times as many male victims as female victims. In the 1960s and 1980s, there were three to four times more male victims than female victims. The gender gap was narrower in both the 1950s and 1990s. Critics, including Hudson, who blame homosexuals for most of the problem, say there was an influx of gay priests in the 1960s and 1970s, but it is unknown how many priests were gay.
Louis Schlesinger, a professor of psychology at John Jay College who was on the research team, cautioned against reading too much into the gender figures when assessing the causes of the crisis. He said there was no evidence supporting theories that homosexuals are more likely to have sex with minors.
“Fifty percent of pedophiles are married,” he said.
Boston.com

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This is merely half the material on this website.
The old copy and paste hand has gotten weary.
If you need more go to the website, for my purpose you get the gist of the idea.
Homosexuality is a deviancy in culture being manipulated into a view of normal.
The agenda becomes plausible due the pervasiveness of Secular Humanistic relativism. If feels right or it is good comparable to this or that, then it must be relatively good.
That is hogwash!